Doctor of Philosophy in Computing

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  • Graduate Program Co-Director: Jodi Mead
  • Program Administrator: Keela Cooper
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Doctor of Philosophy in Computing
Course Number and TitleCredits
COMPUT 601 Introduction to Graduate Studies1
COMPUT 691 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination1
COMPUT 693 Dissertation30
Area of Emphasis
Select one from the following four emphases: Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or Data Science. Each area of emphasis has specific requirements listed below.

Computational Science and Engineering Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
COMPUT 571 Parallel Scientific Computing3
CS 507 Computing Foundations for Computational Science3
CS 565/MATH 565 Numerical Methods I3
CS 566/MATH 566 Numerical Methods II3
Other Graduate Courses
Additional elective courses approved by the supervisory committee and program directors.
16
Total60

Computer Science Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
CS 521 Design and Analysis of Algorithms or
CS 561 Theory of Computation
3
CS 552 Operating Systems3
CS 573 Advanced Software Engineering3
Other Graduate Courses
Additional elective courses approved by the supervisory committee and program directors.
19
Total60

Cybersecurity Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
CS 546 Computer Security3
CS 567 Applied Cryptography or
MATH 508 Adv Asymmetric Cryptography & Cryptanalysis or
MATH 509 Symmetric Key Cryptology & Cryptanalysis
3
CS 575 Software Security or
CS 622 Advanced Network Security
3
Other Graduate Courses
Additional elective courses approved by the supervisory committee and program directors.
19
Total60

Data Science Emphasis
Course Number and TitleCredits
CS 533 Introduction to Data Science3
CS 534 Machine Learning3
MATH 562 Probability and Statistics3
MATH 572 Computational Statistics3
Other Graduate Courses
Additional elective courses approved by the supervisory committee and program directors.
16
Total60

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